Communication and Colonialism in Eastern India

Communication and Colonialism in Eastern India

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Through a regional focus on Bihar between the 1760s and 1880s, a€˜Communication and Colonialism in Eastern Indiaa€™ reveals the shifting and contradictory nature of the colonial statea€™s policies and discourses on communication. The volume explores the changing relationship between trade, transport and mobility in India, as evident in the trading and mercantile networks operating at various scales of the economy. Of crucial importance to this study are the ways in which knowledge about roads and routes was collected through practices of travel, tours, surveys, and map-making, all of which benefited the state in its attempts to structure a regime that would regulate a€˜undesirablea€™ forms of mobility.107 Joachim Hayward Stocqueler, India: History, Climate, Productions; with a full accountof the Origin, Progress and ... half months, the rates for hiring Dacca pinnace were from Rs. 1400 to Rs. 1200, of a lesser class from Rs. 1, 000 to Rs. 900.

Title:Communication and Colonialism in Eastern India
Author:Nitin Sinha
Publisher:Anthem Press - 2014-10-01


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